If you follow this blog, you might have seen the most recent rendition of meatloaf that I posted in November: Turkey, Sweet Potato & Kale Loaf. The recipe was adapted from a meatloaf I had when I was in Chicago.
While I thought the meatloaf was delicious, my husband will not eat kale. This left me with an entire loaf to consume by myself. Because it was so good, this was not really a hardship, but I did find myself trying to come up with creative ways to serve it. Continue reading →
When I was in Chicago in September to run the marathon, I found a paleo- and gluten-free-friendly restaurant called Beatrix. It was just a few blocks from our hotel, and we actually went there twice: once for dinner and once for breakfast.
One of their menu items that caught my attention was a turkey meatloaf with sweet potatoes and kale. I ordered it for dinner on our first night in Chicago, and it was just as good as I hoped it would be.
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Here is another recipe my mother found and shared with me. She gave us a container of the rub initially, and later followed up with the recipe. My husband and I use it on rib-eye steaks, and I have also used it on beef tenderloin (as pictured above), pork chops, and even chicken. Continue reading →
Earlier this year, I was looking for a healthy casserole recipe for a client when I came upon this one in Parade magazine (as well as on the online recipe site Epicurious.
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Here’s a great recipe that offers a twist on traditional meatballs.
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My mom subscribes to House Beautiful magazine, and because I am always looking for ways to redecorate or remodel our home, I love taking old issues off of her hands. This time, instead of decorating ideas, however, I found a recipe that looked like something many of my clients would like, so I tore it out to be used at a later date.
This past November I found an opportunity to serve it at a business dinner for clients who wanted something easy to eat with just a fork, nothing too fancy, yet delicious. I thought “Chicken Country Captain” fit the bill. Continue reading →
Here are some meal-planning ideas for another week of Whole30-compliant eating. As promised, I am including a chili recipe. It’s basically a variation on my popular Turkey Chili, but without the beans and with more vegetables (see below). Continue reading →
My mom is an excellent cook and is always on the lookout for new recipes and ideas. When she saw this recipe in the Kitsap Sun in January of 2011, she immediately thought of me. Knowing I like healthy food, as do most of my clients, she thought I could put this idea to good use. It took me a few months before I actually tried it, but when I did, I knew it was a keeper.
This is a versatile recipe that can be made using various vegetables and proteins. The recipe listed below is only slightly adapted from the original, but sometime soon I plan to try it with butternut squash in place of the sweet potatoes and possibly with chopped pork. Continue reading →
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I enjoyed the day with my family, and then spent the rest of the weekend with family, our pups, and getting ready for the busy month ahead.
If you still have turkey leftover from your feast, and your family is tiring of turkey sandwiches, here is an idea for something different. Continue reading →
Fat Tuesday, also known as Mardi Gras or Shrove Tuesday, is the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. Ash Wednesday occurs 46 days before Easter, which falls on a different day each year, so it can be as early as February 4 or as late as March 10. Continue reading →